Ursinus sophomore Alex Niedmann was given the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to study for a full year at the University of Edinburgh for the 2011-2012 academic term. The Philosophy major and Neuroscience minor was awarded the McFarland Scholarship from The St. Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia. The society awards five scholarships, including only one McFarland scholarship, for students to study at Aberdeen, Edinburgh, St. Andrews, and Glasgow, Universities in Scotland. Read More
Joshua Solomon 2008 majored in East Asian Studies with a minor in Japanese and Music. He is studying at the University of Chicago, where he is finishing the second year of a Ph.D. program. After graduating from Ursinus, Solomon left on a yearlong Fulbright Fellowship to Tsugaru, Japan. His research topic was Tsugaru-jamisen, a kind of three-stringed banjo, and the community of people who play it. Read More
Ursinus College rising senior Jennifer C. Schrandt is the winner of a scholarship from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. A major in Biology, she is among 275 sophomore and junior scholarship winners for the 2011-2012 academic year.
Ursinus students have been recognized for community service. The Corporation for National and Community Service has honored Ursinus College with a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, for exemplary service to the communities it serves. Read More
Jessica Mcllhenny 2011 has won the Critical Language Program Scholarship. A program of the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages. Mcllhenny will travel to Washington D.C., for orientation and then to Turkey for two months of language classes. Read More
Professor of Humanities and Philosophy Carlin Romano writes in the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal about the Tibetan Buddhist leader Dalai Lama, and his unusual declaration that he is a Marxist. The article generates a lively discussion in the comments section. Romano is the author of “America the Philosophical,” forthcoming from Knopf.
Professor Romano also authored a philosophical essay review in the journal, American Scholar
Ursinus College will be well-represented at the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences 2011 Conference, “Confronting Complexity,” at the University of Vermont June 23 to 26. Ursinus Environmental Studies faculty Leah Joseph, Patrick Hurley, Jonathan Clark and Richard Wallace are presenting papers and two recent graduates and a current student are presenting posters that were accepted through a competitive selection process. Wallace is the program chair of the conference, which will host 400 academics, students, and other professionals from the US and Canada, and many other countries. Read More
Professor of History Dallett Hemphill reminds us that the importance of siblings is often overlooked in the history of the American family. But siblings have helped each other, and leaned on one another, in the face of the dramatic political, economic and cultural changes of the 18th and 19th centuries. Dr. Hemphill is the author of Siblings, Brothers and Sisters in American History, published this summer (2011) by Oxford University Press. Read More
Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Carlin Romano writes on author and humanist Primo Levi.
Professor of English Jon Volkmer continues where the New York Times story left off…. The New York Times (March 20, 2011″) describes a creative writing scholarship that includes J.D. Salinger’s old dorm room. The writer doesn’t think much of Salinger’s columns in the Ursinus Weekly. Professor Volkmer points out that faculty should have patience for those students who are late bloomers.